Fla. fire captain dies after responding to medical call

Thomas M. Barber, of Jacksonville, experienced a heart attack in June

Duty Death: Thomas M. Barber - [Jacksonville, Florida]

End of Service: 06/14/2021


By Jessie Forand

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Cpt.Thomas M. Barber, 51, of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department in Florida died June 14 after suffering cardiac arrest. 

Barber responded to a medical call the day before, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, and had a heart attack at his home. His cause of death is stress/overexertion. 

Cpt. Thomas M. Barber died after suffering cardiac arrest on June 14.
Cpt. Thomas M. Barber died after suffering cardiac arrest on June 14. (Photo/Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department)

 

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